VIDEO Thy WORD is a Lamp unto my feet, and a Light unto my path!!

 

✝✡Trust in the LORD Jesus-Yeshua  with all thine Heart✡✝

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( Psalms 119:105 KJV ) “Thy WORD is a Lamp unto my feet, and a Light unto my path.”!!

( Psalms 33:6 KJV ) “By the WORD of the LORD were the Heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His Mouth.”!!

Isaiah 40 :8 KJV ) “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the WORD of our God shall stand for ever.”!!

( I Peter 1:25 KJV ) “But the WORD of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the WORD which by the Gospel is preached unto you.”!!

John 1:1-5 KJV ) “In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with God, and the WORD was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by HIM; and without HIM was not any thing made that was made.  In HIM was life; and the life was the Light of men.  And the Light Shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”!!

( John 14:6 KJV ) “Jesus saith unto him, I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man ( or anyone ) cometh unto the Father, but by ME.”!!

Jesus ( Yeshua ) Christ is KING of kings and LORD of lords, HE is the ALPHA and OMEGA, HE is the FIRST and the LAST, HE is the BEGINNING and END!! Glory GloryHallelujah,  Maranatha, and He Loves heartpump You All, Amen!!
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Thy WORD is a Lamp unto my feet, and a Light unto my path!!

Why Christians Should Rejoice as ‘Imperfect Sinners’

Christians can rejoice in knowing that God’s sacrifice will save us as imperfect sinners, John Piper wrote in a recent post.

Piper, who is the founder of DesiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary, sought to analyze Hebrews 10:14 in a recent blog post, explaining that the verse gives Christians hope and motivation to turn away from their sins and move toward their faith.

“By one offering He has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified,” the verse reads.

Piper contends that the verse lends an interesting perspective on the idea of perfection and forgiveness for Christians.

Evidently, no one is perfect because of sin, but the verse implies that those who “are being sanctified,” or “being made holy,” can move away from sin and imperfection and improve in their faith.

“‘Those who are being sanctified’ are not yet fully sanctified in the sense of committing no more sin. Otherwise, they would not need to go on being sanctified,” Piper writes.

Thanks to Jesus’ sacrifice for us on the cross, although we are not perfect, we can be forgiven of our sins, Piper continues, because “when [God] looks on us, he does not impute any of our sins to us — past, present, or future. He does not count our sins against us.”

“What this means is that you can know that you stand perfect in the eyes of your heavenly Father, if you are moving away from your present imperfection toward more and more holiness by faith in his future grace,” Piper continues. “Hebrews 10:14 means that you can have assurance that you stand perfected and completed in the eyes of your heavenly Father, not because you are perfect now, but precisely because you are not perfect now but are ‘being sanctified’ — ‘being made holy.'”

Piper adds that Christians can see Hebrews 10:14 as motivation to move away from sin and seek to change themselves in holy ways, for they are perfect in the eyes of God.

“You may have assurance of your perfect standing with God because by faith in God’s promises, you are moving away from your lingering imperfections toward more and more holiness. Our remaining imperfection is not a sign of our disqualification, but a mark of all whom God ‘has perfected for all time,'” Piper concludes.

The DesiringGod.org website has discussed the topic of perfection and sin before, with David Mathis, executive editor for the blog and pastor at Cities Church in Minnesota, writing in January 2010 that there is a connection between grace, perfection, and forgiveness.

While some may mistaken the concept of “perfection” as being “justice,” perfection is actually seen in God’s grace.

“[…] Jesus says about his Father, ‘He makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust’ (verse 45),” Mathis writes.

“The kind of perfection that Jesus says comes from his father – and the kind he calls his disciples to pursue – does not find its sense of completion in delivering retribution for wrongs done,” Mathis writes. “Rather, it is the perfection of a heart that finds so much fulfillment and satisfaction in the God of grace that it is able to extend grace to those who don’t deserve it.”

BY KATHERINE WEBER

http://www.christianpost.com/news/john-piper-why-christians-should-rejoice-as-imperfect-sinners-161834/

Price of Prayerlessness

Colossians 4:2

Have you ever considered the fact that each one of us pays a price when we allow our prayer life to fall by the wayside? When there is such a lapse, we usually don’t stop to think about what a toll it will take.

When we fail to make prayer a priority in our life—essentially forfeiting our time alone with the Father—we will begin to feel an emptiness in our heart, accompanied by a strange sense of unrest and uneasiness. In contrast, when our prayer life is active, the weight of these burdens will be lifted from our shoulders by the mighty hand of God.

With this in mind, why would anyone choose to cease praying? The sad truth is that many of us have become so accustomed to weariness and hardship that we feel lost or uncomfortable without it. Yet if we continue to nurture this style of living, we will begin to rely upon ourselves instead of upon the Lord, thereby becoming vulnerable and at risk of disaster.

To avoid these difficulties, then, the clear solution is to place high priority upon our fellowship and communication with the Lord. After all, we must be in contact with our heavenly Father in order to hear His voice and to understand and follow His will for our life.

If you have allowed distance to come between you and your heavenly Father, confess this to Him today. 1 John 1:9 promises, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us.” When you renew your prayer life—the most important part of your Christian walk—you will once again be able to experience God’s best.

Prayer of the Whole Heart

“Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:12-13)

There are many promises and instances of answered prayer in the Bible. Unfortunately, many of us really don’t seem to believe them and therefore don’t experience the answers to our prayers. Halfhearted praying may sometimes secure partial answers, but God exhorts us to pray wholeheartedly. “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16).

The principle is timeless and is stressed often in the Word. “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not” (Jeremiah 33:3). God’s resources are unlimited, but our motives must be pure, and our prayers must be from the heart. “Let him ask in faith, nothing wavering” (James 1:6). “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts” (James 4:3).

In addition to right motives and genuine faith, there must be deep sincerity as we pray from the heart. “Men ought always to pray, and not to faint,” said Jesus (Luke 18:1), who Himself found it necessary to pray long and earnestly. “Rising up a great while before day, he . . . departed into a solitary place, and there prayed” (Mark 1:35).

The early church followed His teaching and example, and saw His blessing. “These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication” (Acts 1:14). “And they continued stedfastly . . . in prayers” (Acts 2:42). “We will give ourselves continually to prayer” (Acts 6:4). Consequently, “the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly” (Acts 6:7). God is honored when we search for Him and pray to Him with all our hearts. HMM

Love Casts Out Fear

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear. —1 John 4:18

Love always wills the good of its object and never wills any harm to its object. If you love somebody, really love him, you’ll want to be good to him and to do good to him. You’ll never want any harm to come to him if you can help it…. If I know a man loves me, I’m not afraid of him. If I’m not sure he does, I may be a bit cagey around him. Love casts
out fear, for when we know we are loved, we are not afraid. Whoever has God’s perfect love, fear is gone out of the universe for him.

All real fear goes when we know that God loves us, because fear comes when we’re in the hands of someone who does not will our good. A little boy lost in a department store will stand in a paroxysm of hysterical fear; people’s faces are strange, even those who want to be kind. The child is afraid that he may be in the hands of somebody who wills him harm. But when he sees the familiar face of his mother, he runs sobbing to her and climbs into her arms. He’s never afraid in the hands of his mother, because experience has taught him that Mother wills his good. Perfect loves casts out his fear. When the mother is not there, fear fills the little child’s heart, but Mother’s kind, smiling, eager face drives out fear.

Lord, help me to really know Your love for me, that any fear I may have will disappear. Thank You for Your peace which surpasses comprehension. Amen.

The Holy Spirit’s Gifts

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. (1 Corinthians 12:7)

In our Christian fellowship, we must recognize that the blessed Holy Spirit of God desires to take men and women and control them, and use them as instruments through which He can express Himself in the body of Christ.

Someone may try to give me credit for something they think I have done for God—but in actuality, God is doing it through His Holy Spirit—and using me as an instrument. There is no real sense in which we are able to do spiritual work of any kind without the Holy Spirit.

We do know that the Apostle Paul said: “If any man have not the Spirit of Christ he is none of his” (Romans 8:9b). But he also exhorted those early believers not to ignore the Spirit’s gifts and to “covet earnestly the best gifts.” It is still important for us to fulfill the Spirit-given functions and capabilities which are the spiritual birthright of every regenerated believer.

We should not be looking around for some other way. God has given us in His Holy Spirit every gift and power and help that we need to serve Him!

Here Is What They Are To Tell

First, then, HERE IS WHAT THEY ARE TO TELL. It is to be a story of personal experience. “Go home to thy friends and tell them how great things the Lord has done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.” Not what you have believed, but what you have felt; what you really know to be your own; not what great things you have read, but what great things the Lord hath done for you; not alone what you have seen done in the great congregation, and how great sinners have turned to God, but what the Lord has done for you. And mark this: There is never a more interesting story than that which a man tells about himself.